Apple Crisp Funnel Cake With Homemade Caramel

Apple Crisp Funnel Cake With Homemade Caramel

Apple Crisp Funnel Cake With Homemade Caramel

Apple Crisp Funnel Cake With Homemade Caramel

Okay. Here’s a well known fact, there’s nothing better than homemade apple crisp, right? So, why am I am going to try and raise the apple crisp bar? Well, why not? Here is may thinking. Funnel cake is a summer fav and apple crisp is absolutely a fall affair. But how does one know when one dessert season ends and the other one begins? Now you don’t have to no longer guess. I combined the delicious sweet fun of summertime funnel cake with a Fall favorite, apple crisp. Problem solved. And when you drizzle on the homemade caramel you just might slap someone.

Here’s what you will need to create this oh so right it’s wrong dessert at home…

Apple Crisp Funnel Cake with Homemade Caramel


  • 3 Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 Honeycrisp Apples
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Meyer Lemon Zest
  • 1 Navel Orange Zest
  • Juice from 1 Myer Lemon
  • Juice from 1 Navel Orange
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt


  • Directions:Peel and cut the apples into medium-size chunks. Combine the cut fruit with the orange and lemon zests, juices, vanilla extract, Kosher salt, 1/2 cup of sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Pour mixture, including all of the juice, into baking dish, I prefer a cast iron skillet. Yes, my Mama taught me well.Apple Crisp Funnel Cake with Homemade Caramel

Apple Crisp Crumble Ingredients:

  • 1 cop of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/2 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • 2 Sticks of Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter


Combine the flour, sugar, light brown sugar, Kosher salt, oatmeal, and cold cut butter into the bowl of a stand  mixer. Use the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is the size of pinto bean. Top evenly over the apple mixture.

Bake for 1 hour (60 minutes) or until top is golden brown and you can’t take it anymore. Remove from oven and let it cool a bit. Scoop out the apple crisp while it still warm and place on top of warm funnel cake and drizzle with homemade caramel.

Apple Crisp Funnel Cake with Homemade Caramel


Funnel Cake Recipe:

  • Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 3 1/3 Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • Directions:1. Mix flour and sugar until incorporated.2.  Add flour, Kosher salt and baking powder and mix well.3. Slowly pour in milk a little at a time and mix well until all milk is added.

    4. Pour batter into a Funnel Pitcher or Pancake Dispenser

    5. Heat vegetable oil, when oil is hot hold Funnel Pitcher over hot oil and begin drizzling batter into hot oil making zigzagging and overlapping patterns.

    6. Allow batter to brown then scoop out with a large slotted spoon and place on a wire rack lined with paper towel.

    7. Top with powdered sugar

    Apple Crisp Funnel Cake with Homemade Caramel

    Homemade Salted Caramel


  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 5 Tablespoons of Sweet Cream Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • Directions:In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, mix brown sugar, heavy cream,  butter and salt. Stir until mixture starts to thicken about 5-8 minutes. Add vanilla, stir until well mixed and remove caramel from heat. After you have drizzled caramel all over the Apple Crisp Funnel Cake and caramel add a pinch of coarse Sea salt over it all. Now, watch it disappear, you are now a certified magician!
  • Apple Crisp Funnel Cake with Homemade Caramel
  • Apple Crisp Funnel Cake with Homemade Caramel
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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    August 24, 2015

    That is so incredibly drool worthy!!! Apple crisp is one of my favorites anyways, so this sounds like you found a way to make it even better.

  2. August 24, 2015

    This woudl definitely please the family. I love surprising them with big special desserts like these.

  3. August 25, 2015

    OMG! This looks incredible. I loooove funnel cake, apples and caramel so this is a must have for me!

  4. August 25, 2015

    I’ve been seeing a lot of healthy recipes online but this one tops it all. It has apples and cinnamon and oats! I’m making this for myself… oops, I mean, for my family. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. August 25, 2015

    Something for everyone in this dessert. Looks delicious. Looking forward to fall and all the fresh apples that it will bring.

  6. Rosey
    August 25, 2015

    Wow. That looks tasty good. I would love to have it with coffee, um, right now. 🙂

  7. Ron
    August 25, 2015

    Oh my, how I wish we can do this too at home. Love this homemade caramel. Drooling now!

  8. Elizabeth O.
    August 25, 2015

    I haven’t tried making my own funnel cake before, but I enjoy eating it. I should try this fun twist to the usual funnel cake. Thanks!

  9. August 25, 2015

    This looks so delicious! Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts. IT’s so easy to make and it’s so yummy.

  10. August 25, 2015

    I will have a slice please. This looks so so delicious. The recipe looks so easy and simple to make. Thanks for sharing!

  11. August 25, 2015

    My goodness! This looks amazing! i want some right now! lol

  12. August 26, 2015

    It’s been way too long since I had apple crisp. This looks so delicious and reminds me of my grandmother’s apple crisp she made before she passed away.

  13. August 26, 2015

    Oh delicious! I will have to make this recipe this autumn, looks yummy. I’ll have to try making funnel cake at home, have never tried before!

  14. Cathy
    August 30, 2015

    Looks awesome! I would love for you to share at this weeks Happiness Is Homemade Party! Have a terrific week!

  15. September 1, 2015

    This looks absolutely (delightfully) sinful! I need this in my life like yesterday! Can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing with us over at #WonderfulWednesday

  16. I LOVE this recipe! I love that you use all fresh ingredients! I am making SOON. Glad I ran across this! it’s right up my alley 🙂

    • September 4, 2015

      Thanks Whitney. You’re too kind. But this really is a lot of delicious awesomeness. It combines a couple of my favorite things, just out of the oven Apple Crisp and warm Funnel cake! Seriously, when I first make it I thought I was going to have to call the authorities to get me off of this thing. It is dangerously good. Let us know how like it.

  17. September 10, 2015

    I have been anxiously awaiting the fresh apples in my area and they will be here soon! This is going to be one of the first things I make. Yum!

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